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Sparkling Wines

Effervescence in a glass: Along with so-called ‘still wines’, sparkling wines are also produced in almost all wine growing regions in the world. Champagne, Sekt, Prosecco and others stand especially for the enjoyment of wine coupled with ‘joie de vivre’ and the celebration of life. Joy that is our pleasure at the Vinello online wine shop to pass on to you.

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Brut Reserva - Segura Viudas
Brut Reserva - Segura Viudas
Segura Viudas | Spain
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€12.39 / 1 liter(s))
€9.29 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€12.39 / 1 liter(s))
Prosa Blauburgunder Rosé Perlwein 2014 - Meinklang
Prosa Blauburgunder Rosé Perlwein 2014 - Meinklang
Meinklang | Austria
Rosé Wine, Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.31 / 1 liter(s))
€8.49 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.31 / 1 liter(s))
Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Brut 2010  - Graham Beck
Cap Classique Blanc de Blancs Brut 2010 - Graham Beck
Graham Beck Wines | South Africa
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€30.12 / 1 liter(s))
€22.59 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€30.12 / 1 liter(s))
Brut Rosado DO Cava - Segura Viudas
Brut Rosado DO Cava - Segura Viudas
Segura Viudas | Spain
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€13.31 / 1 liter(s))
€9.98 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€13.31 / 1 liter(s))
il Fresco Rosato Spumante Brut - Villa Sandi
il Fresco Rosato Spumante Brut - Villa Sandi
Villa Sandi | Italy
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.46 / 1 liter(s))
€8.59 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.46 / 1 liter(s))
Prosecco Superiore Spumante DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene - Villa Sandi
Prosecco Superiore Spumante DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene - Villa Sandi
Villa Sandi | Italy
Prosecco Spumante, Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.72 / 1 liter(s))
€11.79 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€15.72 / 1 liter(s))
Millesimato Prosecco Superiore Spumante DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene 2015 - Villa Sandi
Millesimato Prosecco Superiore Spumante DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene 2015 - Villa Sandi
Villa Sandi | Italy
Prosecco Spumante, Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.64 / 1 liter(s))
€12.48 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€16.64 / 1 liter(s))
Barth Pinot Rosé brut b.A. - Wein- und Sektgut Barth
Barth Pinot Rosé brut b.A. - Wein- und Sektgut Barth
Weingut und Sektgut Hans Barth | Germany
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€21.20 / 1 liter(s))
€15.90 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€21.20 / 1 liter(s))
Semi Seco Reserva - Segura Viudas
Semi Seco Reserva - Segura Viudas
Segura Viudas | Spain
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.73 / 1 liter(s))
€8.79 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€11.73 / 1 liter(s))
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Brut Rosé Cap Classique - Graham Beck
Brut Rosé Cap Classique - Graham Beck
Graham Beck Wines | South Africa
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€24.66 / 1 liter(s))
€18.49 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€24.66 / 1 liter(s))
Riesling Sekt QbA Brut 2012 - Weingut Liebfrauenstift
Riesling Sekt QbA Brut 2012 - Weingut Liebfrauenstift
Weingut Liebfrauenstift | Germany
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.53 / 1 liter(s))
€13.90 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.53 / 1 liter(s))
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Cuvée Exceptionnelle Brut Nature - Bodegas Salentein - Ambassador
Cuvée Exceptionnelle Brut Nature - Bodegas Salentein - Ambassador
Bodegas Salentein | Argentina
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€22.53 / 1 liter(s))
€16.90 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€22.53 / 1 liter(s))
Amico Filò Vino Bianco Frizzante - Paladin
Amico Filò Vino Bianco Frizzante - Paladin
Paladin | Italy
White Wine, Prosecco Frizzante, Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€6.65 / 1 liter(s))
€4.99 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€6.65 / 1 liter(s))
Rosato Frizzante IGT Marca Trevigiana - Villa Sandi
Rosato Frizzante IGT Marca Trevigiana - Villa Sandi
Villa Sandi | Italy
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€7.32 / 1 liter(s))
€5.49 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€7.32 / 1 liter(s))
Rosé Brut Jahrgang 2013 in Geschenkverpackung - Schlumberger
Rosé Brut Jahrgang 2013 in Geschenkverpackung - Schlumberger
Schlumberger | Austria
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€19.99 / 1 liter(s))
€14.99 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€19.99 / 1 liter(s))
Urgestein Riesling Sekt - Trenz
Urgestein Riesling Sekt - Trenz
Trenz | Germany
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.65 / 1 liter(s))
€13.99 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€18.65 / 1 liter(s))
Prosecco Superiore Spumante DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene 1,5 Liter Magnum - Villa Sandi
Prosecco Superiore Spumante DOCG Conegliano Valdobbiadene 1,5 Liter Magnum - Villa Sandi
Villa Sandi | Italy
Sparkling Wine
Content 1.5 liter(s) (€18.66 / 1 liter(s))
€27.99 *

Content 1.5 liter(s) (€18.66 / 1 liter(s))
Grave die Stecca Brut 2009 - Nino Franco
Grave die Stecca Brut 2009 - Nino Franco
Nino Franco Spumanti | Italy
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€31.99 / 1 liter(s))
€23.99 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€31.99 / 1 liter(s))
Brut Rosé Vintage 2009 - Graham Beck
Brut Rosé Vintage 2009 - Graham Beck
Graham Beck Wines | South Africa
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€31.05 / 1 liter(s))
€23.29 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€31.05 / 1 liter(s))
Hand in Hand Spätburgunder Rosé Sekt brut 2015 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
Hand in Hand Spätburgunder Rosé Sekt brut 2015 - Meyer-Näkel & Klumpp
Meyer-Näkel | Germany
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€23.85 / 1 liter(s))
€17.89 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€23.85 / 1 liter(s))
Clement de Lure Methode Cap Classique 2016 - Stellenrust
Clement de Lure Methode Cap Classique 2016 - Stellenrust
Stellenrust | South Africa
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€21.27 / 1 liter(s))
€15.95 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€21.27 / 1 liter(s))
il Brut Blanc de Blanc Spumante - Villa Sandi
il Brut Blanc de Blanc Spumante - Villa Sandi
Villa Sandi | Italy
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.12 / 1 liter(s))
€7.59 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€10.12 / 1 liter(s))
QuinQuin Sparkling Rosé - Esterházy
QuinQuin Sparkling Rosé - Esterházy
Esterházy | Austria
Rosé Wine, Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€13.31 / 1 liter(s))
€9.98 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€13.31 / 1 liter(s))
Brut Cap Classique - Graham Beck
Brut Cap Classique - Graham Beck
Graham Beck Wines | South Africa
Sparkling Wine
Content 0.75 liter(s) (€22.60 / 1 liter(s))
€16.95 * €17.90 *

Content 0.75 liter(s) (€22.60 / 1 liter(s))
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Sparkling Wine – The Three Methods of Production

Leave any preconceptions you might have about sparkling wine behind! Sparkling wine has nothing to do with bubbly grape juice of questionable quality, as many consumers still believe. Even especially elegant wines, such as Champagne, Spumante or Cava are sparkling wines by definition. Food law simply defines it as all carbonated wine-based beverages with an alcohol content of at least 10 % and a pressure of at least 3 bar. How the carbon dioxide, which is responsible for the pressure in the bottle, is introduced to the wine is only of secondary interest for now. In principle, there are three basic methods used to produce sparkling wine: 

  • Champagne Method/ Méthode Classique
  • Charmat Method
  • Injection Method

 

Sparkling Wines with the Champagne Method

The traditional method for sparkling wine production was developed by the Benedictine monk Pierre Pérignon in the 17th century, however, according to current research, he did not actually invent it. Secondary fermentation, which is responsible for introducing carbon dioxide to the wine, takes place in the bottle. With the Champagne method, also known as méthode classique or méthode traditionelle, yeast and sugar (or unfermented must) are added to the base wine, which is then bottled and finally sealed. Once secondary alcohol fermentation begins, alcohol is produced along with the carbon dioxide that is responsible for the pressure in the bottle.

Following a minimum period of storage, the yeast in the bottle is gradually forced into the bottle neck by ‘riddling’. Finally the yeast sediment (lees) that has gathered is removed or ‘disgorged’, and the bottle is re-corked. Originally, the process was both precarious and laborious, which explains Champagne’s status as a luxury good. It was Dom Pérignon, by the way, that made the 0.7 litre bottle sociably acceptable: The amount was based upon the average consumption of one man during the course of a dinner at the time. The conventional larger bottles available today, such as the magnum (1.5 L), the Jeroboam (3 L) or even the extremely rare Melchizdek (30 L), have always been considered a status symbol of the haute volée. 

With the transfer method, secondary fermentation also takes place inside the bottle. In contrast to the traditional method, the removal of the lees is less involved. It is simply filtered out, and the sparkling wine is the filled into new bottles. The loss of pressure that normally accompanies this method has been prevented with technical solutions since around the middle of the 20th century. Most German sparkling wine is produced with the transfer method. 

 

Sparkling Wines with the Charmat Method

Along with the economic upswing and the increasing demand for sparkling wine, as well as new technical innovations in the 1950s, the Charmat method became interesting from an economic point of view. Secondary fermentation takes place in steel tanks, and the carbonised wine is then filtered and bottled under counterpressure. Sparkling wine production with the Charmat method is less labor-intensive than the traditional method and thus more economical. 

One special type of the Charmat method is the Méthode rurale. Here, the carbon dioxide is produced during primary fermentation and brought to a halt with extreme cooling. The wine, which still has a high sugar concentration, is then bottled. Fermentation resumes, and carbon dioxide is produced. The final product is much sweeter than  sparkling wines  with secondary fermentation. The most well-known example is Asti spumanti, which is produced in large amounts in Piemont.

 

Sparkling Wine with the Injection Method

The injection method, also known as the soda method, is the least expensive way to produce sparkling wine: The base wine is simply cooled, and carbon dioxide is injected into it under pressure in much the same way as sodas are produced. The most well-known example for this method is Prosecco Frizzante, however because it has a pressure of under 3 bar, it is, strictly speaking, a pearl wine and not a true sparkling wine. High quality Prosecco spumante, in contrast, is usually made with the Charmat method, and has a finer and more stable perlage than Frizzante .

 

Sparkling Wines from around the World

In many parts of Europe, sparkling wines are made according to the methods described above. In Germany and Austria they are called ‘Sekt’ (Champage or Charmat Method), in France either Champagne (only if it actually comes from the Champagne region) or Crémant (Champagne or Charmat Method). In Italy the most well-known sparkling wines are Prosecco spumante (usually Charmatt Method) and Asti spumante. Cava, which must adhere to quality standards similar to those of Champagne, comes from Spain.